Wednesday, January 4, 2006

Orencia IV Infusion

Today, actually, yesterday since it is after midnight, I had my 3rd IV infusion of Orencia, the new medicine! 

The loading doses are now complete and I will now go only once a month to NYC to get the IV infusion.

Here is the really good news......

IT IS STARTING TO WORK!   YAY!

I am having less inflammation and pain in my joints.  It isn't exactly where I want it to be yet, but it should get better in the next 48 hours, and then after next months IV, even BETTER! 

I am so ecstatic that the medicine works for me and that I am finally getting some relief!  I am going to be able to get back onto the treadmill very soon and back into a more active life again! 

The next step will be after another month or two, I will begin to wean off of the prednisone completely!  YAY, AGAIN!

That is my health update and things are looking sunny and hopeful! 

Now, I am going to bed....

Be well,
Dawn

16 comments:

sdoscher458 said...

Oh I'm so happy that it is taking effect for you, get a good rest....Sandi

cherry2sweet2eat said...

its been to long im glad its finally working! great your feelin a lil better peace out!

bosoxblue6993w said...

pennie wants to know if this rencia stuff will work on my inflamed head.

lurkynat said...

dear Dawn
Congratulations! That is so wonderful! Happy hugs
natalie

gdireneoe said...

YAY!  So glad for you.  I have to tell you this...you have become part of my migraines.  I think of you and the pain you endure every time I get a migraine now...so it's your fault...I'm blaming you...I am having sympathetic pain!  JK ;)  C.  http://journals.aol.com/gdireneoe/thedailies

tlgf1968 said...

take THAT joint pain!  WOOHOO ! ! !  all that prayer (and orencia) is finally working!  ((( happy hugs ))) tracey

rgwindland said...

That is absolutely great!!! Rhonda

eml625 said...

Dawn, that is great news !! woohoo !!!  I cant wait to hear the progress next month, I will pray it continues to be good news.
Take Care
Ellen

thebaabee said...

Dawn,
I am so happy for you!!
Hugs, Lu

jckfrstross said...

wonderful news Dawn:)

Deb

sangrialel said...

I am so glad that it is working!!!  Lelly

lv2trnscrb said...

Dawn, that is the best news I have read about this morning!! I'm so glad they finally found one that works! Here's to an awesome new year!

betty

klconard1 said...

Rejoicing with you dear!
loving you
karyl

gabreaelinfo said...

That's great that it is helping.

Gabreael

http://gabreaelsbodymindandspirit.blogspot.com/

sunnyside46 said...

I'm so glad yo are getting better
Marti

blondepennierae said...

Oh Dawn, you have no idea how happy this news makes me.  Answered prayers are so awesome.  Pennie